Past Entertainment Articles.
Article for the week of 7/31/07
Simpsons Movie well worth the ďDohĒ
By, Paul Mann (Editor and Disturbed Team Captain)
It was bound to eventually happen at one point or another on a timeline
which some of us doubted existed. I mean, can you blame the fans for laughing
when someone suggested that one of the most popular television shows of
all time would actually get a movie beyond speculation? Well, after 18 seasons
we finally saw the yellow menace give Hollywood and most of Washington D.C.
a good kick in the blockbuster balls. Thatís right America and those other
countries weíve royally pissed off; Springfield is now more than a half
an hour away. Welcome to The Simpsons Movie.
As a Simpsons fan from my early wise acre years I was going to see this
movie whether it sucked or came off as an orchestrated masterpiece of
comedy. Thankfully it was the latter. Instead of walking away from the
successful formula of the television show, the movie stuck true to form
and paid tribute to the best parts of these celebrated couch potatoes.
Homer was perfectly stupid, Bart didnít shy away from his usual tricks,
Lisa outsmarted everyone else, Maggie stayed cute and Marge nagged her
way back into guilt town. Of course, trying to stuff in every surviving
character didnít hurt the overall effect either.
I could end the review right here and be perfectly satisfied, but I know
some of you stopped playing solitaire to read, soÖok. The basic gist of
the movie is a tale of environmentalism gone berserk, with just a side
of semi apocalypse. The town of Springfield almost ceases to exist, thanks
in large part to Homerís overzealous dedication to doughnuts. Yet, because
we canít live without Spider Pig, the day must eventually be saved. And
I canít forget tasty Alaska. (MmmmmÖ.. no place like Nome)
In the end, The Simpsons Movie was more than worth the buckaroos and I
recommend it to all those who even remotely find the show worth watching.
It had all the elements that are needed to make comedy gold from light
hearted parody to biting satiric sarcasm. This flick is simply too much
fun to avoid. Why if you donít like this movie Iíll shave a penguin and
dip it in lemon juice. For an excellent movie watching experience I that
will definitely join my DVD collection I give The Simpsons Movie Five
Whoo Hoos out of Five.